AEMA Annual Meeting

Join us for AEMA’s 129th Annual Meeting: Mining Meets the Moment – Which is Now

December 3-8 @ Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada

AEMA’s Annual Meeting is the second largest and longest running annual mining convention in the U.S. The AEMA Annual Meeting hosts a strong technical program; prominent, informative speakers; timely and relevant short courses; and important networking and social opportunities with industry professionals. In addition to over 100 speakers, AEMA’s Annual Meeting also hosts over 250 exhibitors and an extensive core shack.

Exhibitor Info

We are sold out! To be placed on the waiting list email Mike Heywood or call 509-999-8374. If you need a copy of the exhibitor manual, please email Mike.

Key Contacts

Booth/Exhibitor Questions – Mike Heywood (

Chair/Speaker & General Convention Questions – Pat Heywood (

Sponsorship Questions – Deanna Stroh (

Hotel Info

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Nugget Casino Resort. Click here to book your room online OR call (800) 648-1177 and refer to our group name GAEMA23 to receive our discounted rate. Government employees should use group name GAEMA2G.

Please note – we do not use any third parties to book rooms. The only discounted rate through AEMA is listed above. Be aware of possible scammers.


Short Courses

Keynote Speaker Info

2023 info coming soon

Technical Sessions

Press Info

We offer one free press pass per media group. Contact Kenna O’Neill ( with questions.

Future Dates & Locations

2024 | December 2 – 6
Location to be determined

2025 | December 1 – 5
Location to be determined

Student & Early Career Professionals

2023 Program Chairs!

2023 Program Chair

Lindsey Schultz
MRC Recruiting, CEO

Lindsey is the CEO of MRC Recruiting a 40-year-old company with a central focus on cultivating strong relationships with outstanding mining talent. She lives in Colorado and has 18 years of experience in recruitment, organizational assessment, team building and compensation alignment for the mining industry. Lindsey leads an MRC team helping both clients and candidates find win-win recruiting scenarios, promote diverse and inclusive teams and advocate for the mining industry.

She is an active member in Women in Mining, AEMA, SME and a number of other mining-related associations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from Arizona State University, and a certification in Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion for Organizational Excellence, through the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

2023 Program Advisor

Todd Glindeman
Brown and Caldwell, Mining Market Sector Director

Todd Glindeman is the Mining Market Sector Director for Brown and Caldwell (BC) and is based in Boise, Idaho. He has been with BC his entire 21-year career. Todd has been leading and managing large-scale mining compliance and permitting projects in Idaho for more than decade. He works with mining industry partners to develop plans for efficiently addressing regulatory
challenges and negotiating the permitting processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in client service, program and project management, and environmental services. Todd graduated from the University of Idaho with BS and MS degrees in Environmental Science in 1999 and 2006, respectively. He is an active member of the Idaho Mining Association and has
participated as a conference planning committee member for the Idaho Mining Conference since its inception in 2018. Todd has also participated in board positions for the Boise Section SME,
including serving as the 2018–19 Chair.

2023 AEMA President

Mike Satre
Hecla Mining Company